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Ronald Lee Cully

Ronald Lee Cully

Aug 26, 1934 - Sep 24, 2023

Ronald Lee Cully - Obituary


onald Lee Cully, 89, of Annapolis, MD passed away peacefully at home on September 24, 2023 of cancer. Ron was born in York, PA to Raymond and Margaret (Noll) Cully in 1934. He graduated from William Penn Senior High School and trained as a printer’s apprentice. He worked at the York Gazette and Daily, York Dispatch and Maple Press. He made the best decision of his life when he married Sylvia (Peters) Cully. Desiring a more stable job he took a printing job with the Federal Government in the Government Printing Office (GPO). Ron started his job in DC, while Sylvia sold their house (all alone and without a realtor). They moved with their two daughters to Riva, MD. Ron worked at the GPO until December 31, 1999 and retired as a government printing contract administrator. He loved hunting as a young man, but his two little girls had other ideas. He enjoyed square dancing, woodworking, vegetable gardening and catching a bushel of crabs for his family and grandkids. He was feared by crabs and hated by garden weeds. He was biking well into his 80s and loved to hike with the MD Mountain Club. He would sit with his cat, Pumpkin, on the front porch to discuss world problems, the price of tuna and how pretty the trees were. Until about a month ago, Ron did a daily 2-mile hike around the loop in his Heritage Harbour community. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Doris (Cully) Pickel and Jeannie (Cully) Danz, and his daughter, Brenda Piirto. He is survived by his wife and crabbing buddy, Sylvia; daughter, Beth Baur; sons-in-law, retired Marines Gregory Baur and Mike Piirto (Brenda’s husband); five grandchildren, Sarah DiCerbo, Jessica Lewis (husband CDR Joshua Lewis), Hope Richards (Lee), Joy Frejka (Matt), and 2LT David Piirto USAF; and four great-grandchildren, James, Joseph and Jonathan Lewis and Nora Richards. A service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered by visiting the Memories link on this page.